The confidence which we have in ourselves engenders the greatest part of that which we have in others
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
If we judge of love by its usual effects, it resembles hatred more than friendship.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune
Politeness of the mind is to have delicate thoughts
Age is a tyrant who forbids at the penalty of life all the pleasures of...
Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it
Of all the violent passions the one that becomes a woman best is love.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and the one that we take...
Old men like to give good advice in order to console themselves for not being...
Fertility of mind does not furnish us with so many resources on the same matter,...
Constancy in love is a perpetual inconstancy, in which the heart attaches itself successively to...
We should manage our fortune as we do our health - enjoy it when good,...
The truly wise, Will only prize, Good manners, Sense and learning
The love of glory, the fear of disgrace, the incentive to succeed, the desire to...
All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
Confidence in nonsense is a requirement of the creative process
Old men are fond of giving advice to console themselves for being no longer in...
Love, like fire, cannot subsist without constant impulse; it ceases to live from the moment...
Jesus was all virtue, and acted from impulse, not from rules.
Impulses are hard to come by these days.
Many things--such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly--are done worst when we try...